Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Nagas need inclusive leaders: Along


Minister for Tribal Affairs and Technical Education, Temjen Imna Along on Saturday, stated that Nagas need leaders who do not break the tribals but lead with inclusiveness to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of Nagas.
The minister was speaking at the launching programme of a book titled, “a year of inspiration”, which encompasses various aspects of life based on personal experiences, authored by Nyanbemo Lotha Naga at D Café, here, on Saturday.
In his speech, Along stated that Nagas needed leaders who could serve with humility, commitment and sincerity.
Congratulating the author for his commitment and persistence in bringing out the book successfully, Along exhorted the people “not to seek politicians, statesman or priests to get inspiration”, but to live a life that would inspire people.
Pointing out that the quotes mentioned in the book were inspiration for many, Along said today, the Naga youth lacked “commitment and persistency.”
In the publisher’s note, publisher, Dr. Lanusangla Tzudir congratulated Nyanbemo for bringing out the book and stated that writing was a responsibility.
Dr. Lanusangla said the book was about overcoming challenges which every individual pass through.
She opined that 265 thoughts and quotes were inspiring and further, urged upon the author to continue writing and inspire people.
In the author’s note, Nayanbemo Lotha Naga said writing was his hobby and informed that with encouragement from the views and support received on the thoughts and quotes, he decided to compile them.
He, however said the fatal car accident he met in 2019 and God’s saving grace in pulling him out from the clutches of death not only humbled him but helped him realised how fragile life was.
In an attempt to glorify His saving grace and to leave something worthwhile behind, Nayanbemo informed that he decided to publish the book.
Earlier, a dedicatory prayer was offered by Kohima Baptist Church pastor, Zuchonthung Ovung. The programme was attended by a host of friends, relatives and well-wishers.
The book will shortly be available at Crossword, The common room, ete coffee, D-Café in Kohima.